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Sample Resume Formats

Chronological: Emphasizes your work history, and lists your jobs and activities sequentially. Be sure to list these in reverse chronological order—place newest, most recent first. This resume style is good if (1) you have a good job history with no gaps in employment or (2) if the new job you are considering is directly related to your work history.

Functional: Emphasizes your skills sets. Group your experiences under headings such as Leadership, Professional Profile, or Technological Qualifications. Functional resumes are utilized when you want to emphasize your career growth and show related skills. If your position titles and organization names do not communicate the skills and experiences you have that are related to your goals, this style may be effective for you.

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